I know we've been here before but this one's a bit more specific and I'd
like the group's advice.
The producer of Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time are wondering if there'd be
any value in adding episodes from the In Our Time archive, which is now
complete, to relevant Wikipedia entries? There are obviously many direct
correspondences so it looks like it might make sense, for example, to
add The Aristotle episode to the Aristotle entry, Anarchism to the
Anarchism entry and so on.
Should we just allow entry editors to link to In Our Time episodes from
citations? or is there a systematic way that this could be done? Could
episodes be automatically added to entries where there is a direct
metadata correspondence, for instance?
Would streaming audio be a useful addition to entries? Or would MP3s be
better? Would it be useful if we added the whole In Our Time archive to
the commons (I think that one's a bit of a longshot!). Are there any
other clever things that In Our Time could be doing to improve entries?
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Are there any open source people we can promote as a person of the year?
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From: "steve virgin" <steve(a)mediafocusuk.com>
Date: 28 Oct 2010 19:32
Subject: Just a thought
To: "Andrew Turvey" <andrewrturvey(a)googlemail.com>
Forbes are going to Crowd Source ‘names’ that will shape 2011
Would people on our internal lists have any strong opinions on that? Maybe
they could share them with Forbes?
Would be good if they were all Open Source Open Rights Open Data people,
I’d have thought Jimmy would be a good candidate for January with the
The 2010/2011 fundraiser is rapidly approaching and it would be great
to be able to tell prospective donors what we intend to spend their
money on and we would like your ideas. If you have an idea for
something we can do in 2011, please add it to the "Potential items"
section of our budget planning page:
If you can give an estimate of what your idea will cost, that would be
great, but it isn't essential. At the moment, we just want to
brainstorm possible things we could do.
Treasurer, Wikimedia UK
I have been asked to start and edit a fresh WMUK monthly newsletter.
The Board has decided on PDF, printable version(s), also simpler formats
of plain text and MediaWiki.
One thing that is required is a zippy title for the publication.
Currently the working title is "No Strings" above a strapline
"Campaigning for free content in the UK". I have to own up to coining
those myself. Please suggest something improved for one or both.
As for content, it should divide into three types of things, the
cleverly-thought-up "Chapter Page", "Featured Feature" and "Internal
Links". The last of these should function almost as a gossip column for
you, with numerous short bits about us and our interests, really. I'm
particularly interested in being sent snippets for it. Technical talk
and jokes are not excluded. It will undoubtedly be done all in the best
possible taste, as Kenny Everett used to say.